Head of Chambers: Kennedy Talbot QC
Practice Director: Martin Adams
Formed in 2008 and specialising in all forms of commercial wrongdoing with members chosen for their expertise in these areas. With a practice director who has worked in the Criminal Justice system for almost 30 years, first as an instructing solicitor and then within Chambers, the set is equipped to deal with the administrative and legal demands of clients in these fields.
Members have appeared in most of the ground-breaking cases in the area of restraint and confiscation for the past 25+ years. Chambers has appeared in the largest and most complex financial crime cases over the last few decades. Members have assisted in the drafting of relevant legislation here and abroad as well as advising and training judges, prosecutors and investigators worldwide. Members also write or contribute to the leading textbooks (Archbold, Blackstones, The White Book, Corporate Criminal Liability, Mitchell, Taylor & Talbot on Confiscation and the Proceeds of Crime).
With juniors all the way through to the leading Silks, all client demands can be answered. Chambers has a unique knowledge base with all members able to immediately discuss issues with other leading experts in the field.
The Legal Services offered include advice and representation in relation to:
■ Bribery & Corruption
■ Money Laundering
■ Fraud, Civil & Criminal
■ Business Crime
■ Corporate Investigations
■ Appellate Work
■ Unexplained Wealth Orders
■ Account Freezing Orders
■ Moratorium Period Extensions
■ The applicability of sanctions legislation
■ Money Laundering obligations, particularly recently arising out of the emerging Canadian cannabis market
■ Legal Professional Privilege (LPP)
■ The overlap between the POCA issues and commercial litigation and civil liability
■ Production Orders & Search Warrants
■ NCA Consents
■ Civil Recovery
■ Confiscation, Restraint & Receivership under POCA
■ The interaction between confiscation and LPA receiverships, insolvency and family proceedings
■ Bespoke in-house training
Instructed in most of the current large-scale financial crime cases whether that be for the prosecution, defence, those under investigation, companies, affected parties or court appointed receivers, Chambers is one of the first ports of call for those seeking legal representation.
With Chambers being the leading set in Proceeds of Crime and Asset Recovery and with all financial crime cases having asset recovery issues, Chambers is uniquely positioned to cover all such cases from the investigation stage through to and beyond trial and enforcement.